Valerie Peters is done with bad boys and ready to start living for herself. She's determined to settle for nothing less than a romantic, sweeps-you-off-your-feet, nice-guy. So when a sexy firefighter with the hottest reputation in town saves her from near-drowning, there's no doubt he's everything she shouldn't want.
Donovan's looks and image have kept his nights entertaining and his ring finger empty. One-night stands serve as a short-term distraction to the flashbacks of his past he increasingly struggles to ignore. But a chance encounter with his best friend's sister makes him realize that one night is no longer enough.
Together, they discover that bad can actually be the best and forever is worth everything.
©2015 Kim Loraine (P)2015 Kim Loraine
I loved this book! The story is realistic, full of hope and emotions, plus some heart wrenching feelings. The author Kim Loraine is very talented. This book is the second in a series, but is a standalone. Characters from the previous book are woven into this one. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. I thought the narrator Susan Fouche did an excellent performance . She captured the emotions well in her delivery.
I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.
I wasn't really in the mood to listen to a Romance book when I listened to this one so I would not be a fair ranking.
My original review disappeared so I can't remember. I liked how she became a swimming instructor and worked with the handicap.
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I am a working woman in a man's world but it's ok because I really love being around men !! I've been happily married for 48 years!
I would definitely listen to Renovation again so that I might discover some facts that I may have missed the first time about the events in Valerie and Donovan's that caused them to be wary about falling in love with each other.
I listened to a great book by Ellie Wade called "A Beautiful Kind of Love". Both of these books have characters with intense emotions and situations that everyone can identify with. Life is not easy and these books show that life's hardships can be overcome with love and patience.
I really enjoyed the scene in which Donovan went to Valerie's parents' house and had dinner. Her mom and dad's interactions with the couple added so much realism to the book.
Donovan's panic attacks were severe and I totally sympathized with him since I suffered from the same illness in my past--though not for the same reasons. His situation was much more sorrowful than what I experienced but I still could understand how he felt.
I would like to hear more books in this series. The writer and the narrator are amazing and I really enjoyed the story and listening to this book !
Love books. Can get lost in them and spend hours there.
Loved the narrator why of bring these characters alive.
This story will make you want to finish before you. Stop listening
Enjoy reading fiction, thrillers (JD Robb), romance, military and comedy (Evanovich). Listen to Audiobooks on treadmill and long road trips!
Excellent follow up to Restoration - really enjoyed the story. Great characters, packed full of emotion. Need another fix from this author!
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This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast. However, I would definitely spend a credit on this book and any sequels and possibly more from the author and the narrator. I had a hard time putting this one down... Such an intense story of love, betrayal, pain, joy, and hurt! Excellently developed characters that are only made better by the narrator! I can't wait to listen to more!!
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LOVED this. I have to say, I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but there is something about this one that I just loved. I think it is the firemen....OK while I love the firemen, this story was romantic, has suspense, a love triangle and real life issues. Listening to this story and hearing how Valerie and Donovan overcome many obstacles kept me interested. There were times when I wanted to shake Valerie and make her tell Donovan she loved him, but her past with poor relationship choices(Hated Mick...what a jerk, and Blake..totally fake and what a twist with him in the end!) made her very cautious. Donovan had to learn to deal with his PTSD of losing John and also with his family. His childhood is heartbreaking and leads to a very horrible result as an adult(don't want to give too much away!).
Through it all, their love prevails and it was a very enjoyable book. While book 2, I think you can listen to this without the first book, though I do recommend them in order. The background is helpful.
Susan Fouche does a wonderful performance of the characters. Her voice is rich and even bringing Drew and Mick in with their Scottish accents was warm and easy to listen to.
Well written story that keeps you listening. The narrator carried the story and characters through nicely and was a pleasure to listen to. I don’t usually listen to books in this category, but will be looking for more from this author in the future.
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Loving this Unique Series. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I'm only on the second book in this series and already loving the unique characters and story-lines. This writer is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. The narrator for this second audiobook in the series is different from the first book and his a new performer that I haven't experienced before, yet I am enjoying her work. I'm excited to listen to the remaining two audiobooks in the series that are available, and hope they don't take too long to release the last two books to audible.
First of all the preformance by the narrator was good, I really like her interpretation of the story.
I wasn't the biggest fan of the first book in this series, but this one had me listening, when I should have been sleeping.
I did find the h a bit naive and maybe weak through the book and parts of the story I would probably have left out, but overall it was entertaining and I was hooked...
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